International Mentoring Foundation for the Advancement of Higher Education

Borja Peropadre, PhD.

Co-Director IMP-Engineering

Borja developed his PhD studies at the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) at the Quantum Information and Foundations Group (QUINFOG). He conducted research on the emergent field of Quantum Technologies, which span other disciplines such as quantum information, quantum computing and quantum simulations. In particular, Borja focused on superconducting circuits and circuit quantum electrodynamics as platforms for quantum information and quantum computing. As a grad student, he also explored possible connections with quantum optics and quantum field theory.

Since December 2013, Borja is a research fellow at Harvard University at Aspuru-Guzik's group, where he does research on quantum computing and its practical application to chemistry and material science. More recently, he has been intensively working on non-universal quantum computers, like Boson Sampling. These devices are dedicated quantum computers that would demonstrate the supremacy of quantum machines over classical computers. 

Part of his research has been published in top tier journals such as Nature Photonics, Physical Review Letters and Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.